Portland events calendar for April 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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April 2014

Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in April 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Tulip festival

April 1 - 30, 2014 (March 28 - May 4)

35 miles south

See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend-events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.

Auto parts swap

April 3 - 6, 2014

7 miles north

Choose from 2 auto-parts swap meets this weekend.

Kids’ consignment sale

April 3 - 6, 2014

16 miles east

Buy used clothing, toys, and gear at the Super Kids Resale event at Gresham Town Fair. Repeats in Sept. Free.

Wine tasting

April 4, 2014

1 mile NW

Get a taste from 25 Columbia Gorge wineries at Portland Grand Tasting at Cerulean Skies Winery.

Scooter party

April 4 - 6, 2014

Portland locations

Spring Scoot is a weekend of rides and social events for riders of mopeds, scooters, and bicycles. Free.

Satire festival

April 4 - 6, 2014

3 miles SE

Faux Film Festival shows fake commercials, movie trailers, and TV shows; sci-fi and horror spoofs; and mock music videos at Clinton Street Theater.

Bridge to Brews

April 6, 2014

2 miles north

The Bridge to Brews 8k and 10k run/walk begins and ends at the Widmer Brothers Brewery and goes over the Fremont and Broadway bridges.

Scrapbook convention

April 11 - 12, 2014

1.5 miles NE

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention at Oregon Convention Center.

Historic kitchen tour

April 12, 2014

Portland locations

Get renovation ideas by visiting 8 restored, historic kitchens on the self-guided Kitchen Revival Tour.

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball

April 12, 2014

1 miles east

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a formal gala at the Melody Ballroom with gothic and industrial music, a classic midnight waltz, full bars, and a catered meal.

Urban scavenger hunt

April 12, 2014

1.5 miles SE

Your team of 2 to 4 people will solve clues, tackle challenges, and race for cash prizes in the Great Urban Race beginning at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub.

Pet fair

April 12 - 13, 2014

7 miles north

Bring your pet to Northwest Pet & Companion Fair to shop for supplies, see a pet fashion show, play with pets, or even adopt at Portland Expo Center. Free.
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Hardy plant sale

April 12 - 13, 2014

7 miles north

Shop for new and time-tested plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Easter egg hunts

April 12 - 20, 2014

Portland locations

See a list of Portland Area Easter Egg Hunts.

Hood River Blossom Festival

April 12 - 27, 2014

81 miles east

Drive the 35-mile Fruit Loop to see blossoming fruit trees, stop at farms, taste beer or wine, and visit a craft fair at the fairgrounds during Hood River Blossom Fest. See schedule.

Wine tasting in Columbia River Gorge

April 12 - 27, 2014

100 miles east

Buy a passport for weekend tastings and events at dozens of wineries during April Passport Month.

Beer and wine festival

April 18 - 19, 2014

1.5 miles NE

Spring Beer & Wine Fest brings 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars to Oregon Convention Center.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

April 19, 2014

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group every 20 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Egg hunt at the dairy

April 19, 2014

6.4 miles SW

Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt at Alpenrose Dairy.

Big garage sale

April 19, 2014

7 miles north

Shop from hundreds of sellers at Portland’s Largest Garage Sale at Portland Expo Center. Early entry costs more. Repeats in Nov.

Bicycle movies

April 19 - 22, 2014

2.5 miles SE

See short films about bicycling and attend the wild street party on opening night at Filmed by Bike Film Festival at the Clinton Street Theater.

Easter restaurants

April 20, 2014

Portland locations

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Beer & food pairings

April 24, 2014 (sold out)

43 miles south

Enjoy courses of small plates paired with beer from local breweries at Brewer’s Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Portland Fashion Week

April 25 - 27, 2014

1.5 miles NE

Portland Fashion Week showcases local designers and retailers in juried runway shows with live music at the Oregon Convention Center and satellite locations. Repeats in Sept.

Children’s consignment sale

April 25 - 27, 2014

7 miles north

Bring a bag to fill with clothing, toys, and gear at the Just Between Friends consignment sale at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in Sept. Free entry.

Beer in the garden

April 25 - 27, 2014

43 miles south

Try beer from 60 breweries, vote for your favorites, enjoy good food, and hear live music at Oregon Garden Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Seafood & wine festival

April 25 - 27, 2014

87 miles NW

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival features coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, and wine tasting. Children are free on Sunday.

Wear a red dress

April 26, 2014

1.5 miles NE

Men and women wear red dresses, drink red cocktails, and dance at the Red Dress Party for charity at Sandbox Studio.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

April 26, 2014 (9:30 a.m.)

6 miles SE

The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is followed by a carnival and car show at Eastport Plaza. Free.

Orchid show

April 26 - 27, 2014

1.5 miles NE

See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, at Ambridge Event Center.

Ballet

April 26 - 27, 2014 (1 p.m.)

8 miles SW

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre showcases its best aspiring dancers at an Annual Performance at Newmark Theatre.

Agricultural festival

April 26 - 27, 2014

46 miles south

Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, or even dig for potatoes at Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Food cart festival

April 27, 2014

1 mile SE

Buy a ticket to taste samples from 50 food carts at Eat Mobile in the parking lot of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Sells out.

Taste of the Nation

April 29, 2014

0.5 mile NW

Enjoy gourmet food from 30 restaurants, fine wine and beer from 25 wineries and breweries, cocktails, local music, and a silent auction at Taste of the Nation Portland in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.
 
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